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[min-ee-lap-uh-rot-uh-mee] /ˌmɪn iˌlæp əˈrɒt ə mi/

noun, plural minilaparotomies.
Surgery. with a small incision into the abdomen, often no more than 1 inch (2.5 cm), used especially for tubal ligation.

minilaparotomy min·i·lap·a·rot·o·my (mĭn’ē-lāp’ə-rŏt’ə-mē)
A method of female sterilization by surgical ligation of the fallopian tubes, performed through a small incision above the pubic symphysis.


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